We have rearranged a few things to make your library visit safer!



Check out our online card catalog. Select the books you want and we will have them ready for pickup between the hours of 10-2 on days the library is open. You may also come in and browse. Please be sure to wear your mask.

Book Club is meeting monthly. Contact Hali Kuntz (rkuntz8004@aol.com) if you have any questions.

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READING CHALLENGE PROGRAM

To honor the memory of Donald Owens, one of our most avid readers, his wife Wanda Owens is now sponsoring, not only two, but four $25 cash prizes for our Reading Challenge. We have also extended the deadline of the Reading Challenge to October 30, since we are still unable to open our doors due to COVID 19 protocols. To become eligible for one of these prizes, you only need to read 10 books. For every ten books you read, you will receive one chance to win this "cash prize for reading" drawing. You can borrow books from the CarbonLehigh Downloadable library, read books on the Tumble Book Library, order books from our card catalog for curb-side delivery beginning June 15, or read books you own or borrowed from a friend.

Keep track of your books and when we reopen, you can get your ticket for the drawing. Any book you've read since February 1 will count towards your ten! Both children and adult patrons of the Slatington Public Library may participate.

We believe that reading for pleasure is very important during this stressful time, thus we are pleased to promote our mission of literacy in the Northern Lehigh Community with this special promotion.

HAPPY READING!


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SLATINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY...EYES ON THE FUTURE!

Our dream is becoming a reality. For many years , we have discussed replacing the original elevator in this beautiful 1897 Italianate-style building. Last December, we submitted a grant request to the Trexler Foundation. We were approved for a $45,000 grant. The total cost of the elevator is $65,000. A very philanthropic couple from West Chester, PA, heard of our project and anonymously donated $10,000. We are so excited! We have initiated a GoFundMe campaign for this project and for other related and necessary projects so that we can finalize our plan. The GoFundMe site is live! You can go online at bit.ly/slatingtonlibrary or you can donate directly to the Slatington Public Library. Please put GoFundMe in your check memo.

Check out these neat photos of the original elevator which is still in our building, but no longer functional. The workings are available to anyone who wants them and is wiling to remove them. It's so sad to see it scrapped.

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Looking for pictures and a recap of some of our programs?

GO TO OUR PROGRAM PAGE!

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The Century Club letters and Community Fund Drive letters have been mailed...

We appreciate your generosity, hope you are able to continue donating to our wonderful community library. We welcome more community members to support us...even if you don't have a free library card. To find out what we can do for you, go to LINKS TO ONLINE RESOURCES. To "see" us, go to GALLERY. Whether or not you can increase your giving, please remember that any amount is appreciated! Unless otherwise specified, all Century Club and Fund Drive donations go towards our operating expenses.

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CHECK OUT THE PICTURES OF DR. SEUSS'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON OUR PROGRAMS PAGE!

Pennsylvania Library Association Announces The 2020 Carolyn W. Field Award.

The winner is SLAY by Brittney Morris

Honor books include: A BOY LIKE YOU by Frank Murphy, THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MARGARET WISE BROWN by Sarah Jacoby, LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA by Julia Drake, and TIME TRAVELER'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY by Nicole Valentine

SWEET SPOT LECTURES

We welcome everyone to these informative hour-long lectures designed especially for people who have diabetes or who have have family or friends with diabetes. Go to the Program Videos on our home page to access lectures you might have missed. Lectures are presented by Pharmacist Ed Bechtel here in our library at 1 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR MONTHLY 2020 SWEET SPOTS LECTURE TOPICS

Check our PROGRAM VIDEO link on the Homepage for lectures you might have missed. Check the archives for videos from previous years.

CLASSES FOR PRE-DIABETICS

  • Have you been told you have pre-diabetes?

  • Are you at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes

  • Would you like to reduce your risk?

We can help. – Learn how to make life style changes to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

To enroll in classes call 610-767-4121.

Program sponsored by Bechtel’s Pharmacy

BOOK CLUB

Our book club meets on the first Monday of the month from 1 PM to 2:30 PM. Books are selected on a monthly basis and can be borrowed from our library. Book Club welcomes everyone, so please feel free to participate in lively conversation about interesting reads. Call the library to find out the name of our next book.

Friends of the Library (FOL)

If you love our library as we do, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved. Friends help with fundraising efforts as well as with some tasks in the library. Friends meet on the second Monday of the month from 6-7 PM. If meeting attendance is difficult for you, just call the library and provide your contact information. We will put you on our email list so you can stay informed and then, if you are able to help with certain projects, you can let us know.


LOOK UP!!!

As you walk into the library or as you are driving past, take a look at our building facade. Thanks to a grant from the ROTARY CLUB OF SLATINGTON and the International Rotary Foundation, our library sign has been replaced. Earlier this year we also had a broken window repaired and the trim repainted. We are very proud of the results!

The Library is the recipient of the 2020 Mickley Fravel Grant. We are excited to announce that once again, this grant will fund our Spark subscription for 2020, which benefits all of our patrons. We will also be using grant money to enhance the programs we present to our patrons. We are very grateful to the Henry L. Mickley/Mabel S. Fravel Charitable Trust.

You'll need a library card to take advantage of this and other online resources. Library cards are free to residents of the Northern Lehigh School District community. Library cards are available to non-residents for a one-time nominal fee of $20. Please stop by and get your library card Library cards should be renewed every 3 years.

Patrons, you are now able to borrow materials from any of the 11 libraries in the new Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. Catasauqua, Coplay, Dimmick, Emmaus, Lehighton, Lower Macungie, Palmerton, Parkland, Slatington, Southern Lehigh and Whitehall libraries have combined forces to make borrowing even easier. If the book or DVD you want isn't on our shelf, odds are one of the other libraries has it; and you can either pick it up there or have it delivered here within 1-2 days! Returns are just as easy!




Check our Donations and Funding Page for EASY WAYS TO HELP SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY